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Being a Mudder℠ is all about taking on the obstacles in your life and the enormous sense of accomplishment that you feel when you overcome them.

Halloween is almost here, Mudder Nation! The holidays are about to kick into high gear and Halloween is the first to usher in the season of good eats. But the rush of sugar, carbs, and pumpkin-spiced everything doesn’t have to derail your nutrition plan. As the saying goes, “Everything in moderation—including moderation."

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As a health and fitness expert, there’s nothing I love more than a reason to train and a goal to work towards, which is why I’m a big fan of Tough Mudder. It’s not just your typical running race, but rather an adventure filled with obstacles that challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Plus, let’s not forget that Tough Mudders are also incredibly fun!

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Running is almost always better with company, and let’s face it: No one loves hanging out with you more than your dog. In fact, your pooch can even get in on your favorite cardio at a Ruff Mudder event thanks to our friends at CHEWY. So, if you’re looking for a new workout partner, you don’t need to look any further than your four-legged friend.

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Tough Mudder obstacles are the biggest and baddest in the business. For nearly 10 years, our Obstacle Design Team has continued to raise the bar and test your will and your courage. So, if you ever feel the natural urge to hesitate before attempting an obstacle, believe me, you are not alone. 

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WANT TO GET STRONG? Look BEHIND YOU.

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how many days per week they should be training their arms or legs, I would be quite well off. But rarely does anyone ask me how many days they should practice strengthening their backs. Ironically, if you look at the data behind the most common reasons why people visit the doctor, it never really has to do with how weak their biceps or calves are; people overwhelmingly see the doctor because they have hurt their backs.

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Like all Mudders, you push yourself to the limit in training and on course. You demand a lot from your body, so you've got to treat it with care after a tough workout or obstacle course event. As exercise physiologists learn more about maximizing fitness, they’re beginning to see just how important recovery is to acheiving peak athletic performance.

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With so many “new” food rules #trending, it’s easy for Mudders-in-training to get overwhelmed by what they should be doing to fuel their bodies. Three of the most popular eating plans, Keto, Paleo, and Whole30®, all have shown promise for people looking for long-term weight loss, but if you’re living an active and healthy lifestyle and just want to eat right, are they right for you? 

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Ahh Arctic Enema, a unbelievably shocking thing for Mudders to experience, but incredibly high in entertainment value for spectators! (Matched only by, well, actually shocking people in Electroshock Therapy!)

Need a good laugh? Sit back, turn up the volume, and check out these truly epic reactions to the freezing force of Artic Enema. 

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The Mudder

Becky Streiff, 47, Pittsburgh, PA
Head Start Teacher for the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, Inc. and a mental health clinician for Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital

Mudder History

2019 Pittsburgh Classic

 

 

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The Mudder

Krista, 28, upstate New York
Full-time mom and full-time grocery store supervisor

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One thing that benefits all Tough Mudders, regardless of their athletic background, is grip strength. There’s simply no completing gruelling obstacles like Funky Monkey or the Gauntlet without it.

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Is your mini me ready to join Mudder Nation? Sign up your kids for their own version of the course you crush with Mini Mudder, an obstacle course mud run comprised of 1/4 mile laps designed specifically for adventure-seeking kids. The course gives kids the chance to work as a team and get muddy through 10+ obstacles including a mini Everest, mini Mud Mile, and the Secret Agent Squeeze. At the end of the course, Mini Mudders will receive a blue headband.

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From parking and bag drop to Tougher Mudder and First Mud, an add on is any extra product you may want to buy after you have purchased your Tough Mudder participant ticket and they're pretty damn important.

HOW TO BUY TICKET ADD-ONS IN ACTIVE

1. Login to your Active.com account.

2. Click on “My Events” under the drop-down of your name in the top right corner.

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Mudders, we hope you’re ready to join us on a brand new adventure. Over the coming months we’ll be venturing into unmarked territory and crossing deserts and oceans to take our unconventional experiences further across the globe. We are excited to be growing our global tribe, and giving people the muddy madness they deserve. 

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Fall is a beautiful time for running and training. As the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to turn, you can’t help but lace up your shoes to put in those extra miles and leap on, up, and over every obstacle (literally and figuratively). After braving the heat from the summer months, athletes can finally embrace comfortable, cooler weather in addition to breaking out some new fall obstacle course gear.

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